Josefin & Florin

Josefin & Florin Prix Europa

After meeting outside the local grocery store, 22-year-old Romanian street beggar Florin and 38-year-old Swedish single mother Josefin get married. Despite the many cultural differences dividing them, they share a deep longing for love and a better life.

Moving into a house in a Swedish village, they create a norm-beating life complete with chickens, pigs and a scrapyard. Florin’s friends and family often visit from back home, begging in the town center, and Josefin and Florin’s home is soon referred to by the locals as Little Romania.

Florin studies Swedish and looks for work, but as the pressure from his family to send home money mounts, the relationship and their hopes for the future are put to the test.

Filmmakers Ellen Fiske and Joanna Karlberg follow Josefin and Florin over the course of 2.5 years, capturing the emotional ups and downs of their love affair. The resulting 58 minutes offer an intimate portrayal of the beautiful – and challenging – power of love.

Josefin & Florin

Original title: Josefin & Florin

Genre: Documentary, Feel good, Love story

Duration: 58 minutes

Year of Production: 2019

Directors: Ellen Fiske & Joanna Karlberg

Producer: Anna Weitz/Mantaray

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Awarded Best European TV Programme of the Year 2020 about Cultural Diversity at Prix Europa 2020

Awarded a *Guldbagge for best editing 2020

Selected for Nordisk Forum Pitch 2017

Selected for Twelve for the Future 2017/2018

Winner Tempo Pitch Award 2016

*Swedish academy award